Nowadays, a lot of newer members go "hog wild" and run up post counts over 5000 in less than a year. For example, one JCer who started out with his first few thousand in Lit, but now mostly posts to EUC, is just about ready to break the 10000 mark in under 8 months. It also seems to me that many new Lit members are breaking 1000 in 1 or 2 months - I was happy to do it in nearly a year. Things are moving a lot faster in Lit than even a year ago. The time factor needs to be considered in the equation. Someone who hits 10000 after 3 years, as opposed to someone who hits it in less than a year, don't both rate the same in my book.